Doubting the Global War on Terror

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Burns, Alex (2011) Doubting the Global War on Terror. M/C journal, 14 (1). ISSN 1441-2616


Soon after Al Qaeda's terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, the Bush Administration described its new grand strategy: the "Global War on Terror". This article examines the 'two-track' process that US neoconservatives and 'echo chamber' media used, to promote the GWOT grand strategy. It re-examines why many experts and institutions expressed doubt about specific claims the Bush Administration made to support the 2003 Iraq War. Historical counterfactuals suggest that the Bush Administration's Global War on Terror could have evolved very differently . . . or not occurred at all.

Item type Article
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Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 360000 Policy and Political Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9402 Government and Politics
Historical > SEO Classification > 9403 International Relations
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Faculty of Business and Law
Keywords ResPubID23263, Global War on Terror, doubt, neoconservatives, September 11, 2003 Iraq War, counterfactuals
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